U.S. Senate Republicans elected John Thune of South Dakota to become the third-ranking leader in a revision of their top team prompted by Senator Lamar Alexander’s decision to step aside.
Senator John Thune , a South Dakota Republican considering a presidential candidacy, said today he has no plans to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.
Lobbyists for Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. can sip $11 Sugar Daddy cocktails tonight to help Senator John Thune, a lawmaker with influence over one of their top priorities: getting more airwaves.
The Senate Finance Committee this week will begin consideration of a $9 billion infusion to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund running through the end of the year.
Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker probably will be confirmed as U.S. Commerce secretary, Senator John Thune of South Dakota, top Republican on the Senate Commerce panel, said today after she testified at a hearing.
George McGovern sat near a cake inspired by the Capitol dome and marking his 90th birthday. For the party last night at the Newseum, the former senator bore up well under a shower of tributes.
"Obviously there's a populist appeal to it."
- John Thune on Jul 24, 2014